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Flooding information available online

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With recent heavy rains and floods, Nevadans can go to http://www.NevadaFloods.org to find information on what areas are most at risk, how to be prepared for floods, what to do and what not to do during a flood, and more.

“We want to make sure residents know their vulnerability to flood hazards and that they prepare for and reduce the risk associated with flooding,” said John Cobourn, water resources specialist at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

Cobourn, who lives in Carson Valley, said the web site is a product of a group called the Nevada Flood Awareness Committee, led by the:

Nevada Division of Water Resources, Floodplain Management Program,

Nevada Division of Emergency Management, and

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

“Historically, Nevada’s northern rivers flood about every 10-15 years, usually in winter. Recently, we have been reminded that flash flooding can occur at any time on small streams and washes, most often in summer. Knowing what to do before, during and after a flood can save lives, protect pets and help minimize property damage,” said Nevada Floodplain Manager Rob Palmer.